I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    King Co. Council votes to limit production, processing, sale of pot in unincorporated areas

    SEATTLE — Hundreds of people packed the King County Council chambers and many demanded the county continue a moratorium on legal marijuana businesses Monday. The council later voted, 5-3, on updated legislation on Monday that could impact hundreds of neighborhoods in East King County. It limits the production, processing, and retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated areas. Included in the adopted ordinance are measures to: –      Remove all parcels under 10 acres and designated as Rural Area (RA) zones from use […]

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    Officials: Cause of Bothell fire could take weeks to determine

    BOTHELL, Wash — A massive fire whipped through downtown Bothell Friday morning, damaging or destroying nearly half a dozen buildings and businesses. Firefighters said they cannot safely get into where they think this fire started because it’s been smoldering for more than 12 hours later. The massive fireball shot hundreds of feet into the night sky, apparently beginning in a four-story apartment building under construction. The raw wood and materials gave the fire all the fuel it needed to grow […]

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    Monroe dance studio owner charged with molesting student

    EVERETT, Wash. — A Snohomish County dance instructor is facing child molestation charges after police said he made several inappropriate contacts with one of his teenage students. Police allege 32-year-old Kristopher Backman groomed one of his female teenage students and touched her inappropriately during several private dance lessons. The investigation into Backman began back in November 2015 after the mother of one of his teenage students called police to report the incidents. Court records allege Backman has a pattern of […]

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    Sketches released of suspect in assaults on women near WWU campus

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Police are warning neighbors and students around Western Washington University to be on alert after a string of sexual assaults targeting women. Two of the attacks happened early Wednesday morning. None of the women has been hurt during the incidents but police said the man held a woman at knifepoint in the latest attack. “She described it as a Swiss Army type of knife, and he pressed the point up against her neck,” said Lt. Bob Vander […]

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    Stabbing in Kent sends two to hospital, blocks traffic on busy highways

    KENT, Wash. — A fight between two men Tuesday snarled traffic at two busy highways and sent both men to the hospital with stab wounds. It happened just before noon at SR 99 and SR 516 in Kent where officers had to block traffic during the investigation. Police say the fight started at a RapidRide bus stop and ended with two bleeding men in the middle of traffic. Kent Police and the Washington State Patrol blocked traffic at the intersection for about […]

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    Kitsap County neighborhood on alert after attempted kidnapping

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – A Kitsap County neighborhood is on alert after a police said a woman managed to fight off a stranger who tried to kidnap her. The incident has left some neighbors in the area concerned for their safety. “It’s really shocking that it happened on this street,” said neighbor Heather Keet. “Extremely scary,” said neighbor Maria Sommers, “Maybe I’ll carry a stick.” Deputies said the 28-year-old woman told investigators she was walking along the 1500 block of […]

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    Police search home, backyard of missing 27-year-old Kenmore mother of two

    KENMORE, Wash. — The search intensified Friday for 27-year-old Jamie Haggard, a mother of two who has been missing for more than a month. King County sheriff’s deputies searched through the home, Jamie’s roommates’ cars and the backyard. Search of missing Jamie Haggard's house in Kenmore is complete. No remains found. Invest' continues. If you have info call 206-296-3311. — KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) July 16, 2016 A backhoe was also brought in to slowly sift through the piles of trash in […]

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    Deputies continue search for missing Thurston County grandmother

    YELM, Wash. – Gayle Doyle has been missing for more than six weeks. Thurston County sheriff’s deputies said officers used cadaver dogs to search several parcels in the county, but so far no new clues have surfaced. Doyle’s family told Q13 News that deputies searched their vacation property near Yelm early Thursday morning, searching areas where Gayle and the man charged with her murder may have spent time together. Longtime family friend Patty Harvey said the property along the Deschutes […]

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    Tumwater Police: Robbery a possible motive in gunfight at home that wounds 4

    TUMWATER, Wash. – It’s the first quadruple shooting in the city of Tumwater, according to police. Four people were rushed to area hospitals after a shooting inside a home in the 200 block of Gerth Street SW in Tumwater early Wednesday morning. Police said three men broke into a home around 2 a.m. Investigators said five people were inside the house and that the suspects then demanded money from a safe before gunfire erupted. One neighbor said she barricaded herself […]

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    Lynnwood day care is repeated target of security camera thief, police say

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Police are looking to identify a man caught on video ripping surveillance cameras off the walls outside of a Snohomish County day care center. Cops believe the same suspect has been repeatedly targeting the center near 68th Avenue West and 196th Street SW. Managers at the center aren’t sure if the suspect is selling the cameras as scrap or if he’s trying to disable their security system. “I think he’s just really stupid,” said manager Becky Harris. […]